Kiwanis Family Updates
- NEW ENGLAND DISTRICTKIWANIS FAMILY UPDATESMIDGE K. LUBOT ~ EDITORMAY 8, 2009Please send all announcements to <events@...> by Thursday. All new announcements will be shown in blue each week, the announcements in green are for the District or Int’l. Events, the announcements in orange are for the Key Club and the announcements in maroon are for the Aktion Clubs.Aktion in New England. A proposal has been presented to create an online publication about Aktion Clubs in the New England District. We are looking for stories, events and pictures from Aktion members, clubs and Kiwanians that have had experiences working with people with disabilities. We want to promote Aktion Clubs in New England and the great work they are doing in our communities as well as provide ideas, support and updates. Any contributions, ideas, or suggestions can be emailed to Denise Rueger at <kiwanisaktion@...> or mailed to PO Box 682, Sheffield, MA 01257.Shaw’s new program is up and running, please go to Shaw’s & sign up for it. You can add your choice & the percentage for the group & it will then be automatic! Shop on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and NE Kiwanis Foundation will get a donation equal to 1% of what you spend. The name and code for NE Kiwanis is “Kiwanis Foundation of New England: ID #49001019000.” If you have the code number to add to your rewards information, it is much easier & faster than searching by name.MAY 9, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Sheffield (MA) continues their active schedule with a Family Health & Safety Day with a Bike Rodeo at Muddy Brook Elementary School in Great Barrington, from 10am to 2pm. Kids get a free bicycle inspection and repairs (if needed) and a new safety helmet; free children’s car seats as long as the supply lasts; four new bicycles will be raffled off and a fifth presented to the lucky winner drawn from those who sign up for the bicycle inspection and training; free blood pressure clinic from Fairview Hospital; hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks and coffee available for purchase; and more attractions are being added each day. Contact Joe Todd for further information: 413-229-0441 or <todd116@...>MAY 8-15, 2009TIME IS COMING CLOSER FOR THE BERMUDA CRUISE: Thanks to Bob Tandy for all his hard work organizing this wonderful event. We will sail on the Norwegian Spirit, a much larger and heavier ship than the Dream or the Majesty. If you have any questions, call Bob Tandy at 978-372-9890 or Steve Shiff at Colby Corner Travel at 978-535-1952. There are still cabins available, if you’re interested in a fabulous trip, please contact Bob Tandy.MAY 15-17, 2009The New England District of Kiwanis is hosting a Key Leader event at Camp Hayward in Sandwich, MA. KEY LEADER is Kiwanis International’s leadership education program for students, primarily in high school. It’s mission is to provide a “life-changing experience that inspires young people to achieve their personal best through service leadership.” For more information or to register students go to <www.key-leader.org> or email District Chair Charlie Mallar at <the1785inn@...>.MAY 16, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Chicopee (MA) Bike Rodeo/Family Safety Day will be held on Saturday, May 16TH from 9:00AM to 2:00PM. It will be held at the Big Y Parking Lot, Memorial Drive, Chicopee. Helmets will be fitted, bikes overhauled and/or checked, child identification by the Chicopee Lodge of Mason, food, face painting, raffle prizes, a bounce house and much more. For more information, call Elaine Labbe (413)592-4118.The Kiwanis Club of Fairfield (CT) will be attending and helping at a Bridgeport Bluefish vs Newark Bears Game. The game begins at 6:05pm, gates open at 5:05 and there will be FIREWORKS after the game. This is a fundraiser to benefit “The Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund,” $4.00 from every ticket sold (cost is $10) goes to Local Kiwanis Clubs. They have reserved 100 seats, so if you’d like to attend, please contact Dirk Vanderblue at <Vanderblue@...>.The Kiwanis Club of East Boston (MA), in Partnership with Boston Police District Seven, will hold their Annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo. The target is children Kindergarten to 5TH grade. The event will include giving away free bicycle helmets to the first 300 children, a free raffle for several brand new bicycles, a bicycle safety clinic featuring bike safety inspections and optional quick tune-ups, safety lectures about the rules of the road, a presentation by the Boston Police K9 Unit, tunes by Radio 93.7 (MikeFM), pizza, drinks and much more. The event starts at 10am in the playground of the Salesian Boys & Girls Club, 150 Byron St, East Boston (former Savio High School). For more information, please contact Club President Marisa Di Pietro 617-650-3442 or <marisa.dipietro@...>.MAY 17, 2009The Southern Berkshire Aktion Club [sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Sheffield (MA)] will be holding their Charter Party Cookout and Installation of officers. It will be held at the Sheffield Town Park, Miller Avenue, Sheffield, MA at 3:00PM. The cost is $5.00 per person and a nonperishable items for the food pantry. Please RSVP to <kiwanisaktion@...> or Denise Rueger at 413-229-0396.MAY 19, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Allston-Brighton (MA) will have Carlene White of the Service Dog Project in Ipswich, MA as their guest speaker. Carlene trains dogs to serve handicapped people and people with disabilities (A friend of the club has a Great Dane service dog for his Multiple Sclerosis). Any member that is interested in this vital service is encouraged to attend the club’s noontime meeting at The Stockyard Restaurant in Brighton. For reservations or more information, please contact John Hoffman, Immediate Past Lt Gov, Division 12, at 617-782-2614. To learn more about The Service Dog Project, visit <http://tinyurl.com/cknml9>.Deadline for room reservations for the 2009 Kiwanis Convention in Nashville at convention rates. The New England District is assigned to Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. Room rate is $162.00 per night for single/double. Tax is 15.25% plus $2.00 per room city tax. There is more information in the Kiwanis Magazine.MAY 20-21, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Barre (VT) will hold their 60th Annual Auction from 7:00 - 10:00. The new location for the Auction is in The ReStore building at 34 Granite St. In Barre, VT.MAY 21, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Waterbury (CT) reports that Mother Goose is coming to the Silas Bronson Library in Waterbury to mark the conclusion of the 17TH Reading is Fundamental program in conjunction with the Library and Head Start Program.MAY 22, 2009The Kiwanis Club of New London (CT) will be holding their Annual Golf Tourney Around the Corner on Friday, May 22ND at the Shennecossett Golf Club in Groton, CT. There will be a Shotgun Start at 12:30 and the cost is $130 per player. The proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis Club of New London NB King Scholarship Endowment and John kashanski Community Service Fund.MAY 23, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Beverly (MA) is holding a Mini-golf Marathon Fundraiser on Saturday, May 23RD from 8AM till 11AM. TEE-TIME GOLF & ICE CREAM; 84 Turnpike Rd.,Rte 1, Ipswich, MA 01938. Limited to the first 54 Players ***Ages 10 to Adult. All participants must have a minimum of $100.00 in sponsors. Unlimited golf up to 100 holes or three hours. Players with the most money raised wins.1ST $150.00 Visa card2ND $100.00 Visa card3RD $ 75.00 Visa cardSign Up Sheets Available at the following locations: McNeil’s Autobody and Radiator at 236 Rantoul St; Beverly National Bank at 240 Cabot St; Leslie Ray Insurance Agency at 129 Dodge St. ALL participants must register with Rene Gagnon at 978-273-1758.The Kiwanis Club of Revere (MA) is taking a bus trip to Foxwoods on May 23RD. The bus will be leaving Northgate at 8AM sharp & will be leaving Foxwoods at 5PM, ETA Revere 7PM. The cost is $25 per person, the bus has 55 seats, so limited space. Prepaid tickets are guaranteed seats. BONUS: Casino coupons worth $30 (use for food or gambling); 50/50 raffle extra chance to win in both directions. Movie entertainment while on bus (both days). Have fun while supporting “The Kiwanis club of Revere.”On Saturday, May 23rd, the Kiwanis Club of Hardwick (VT) will be hosting the Hardwick Kiwanis Spring Festival including a town-wide parade, family fairground, chicken barbeque and many other community sponsored events such as the Chamber of Commerce Spring Craft Fair, Hardwick Area Community Coalition children’s fun fair, Cub Scouts cub-mobile races, Key Club dunking booth, Hazen Varsity baseball and softball games, Hardwick Historical Society Open House, etc. This is the largest event of the year in Hardwick. The Hardwick Kiwanis Club has coordinated and hosted this event for more than 50 years.MAY 27, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Hyannis (MA) cordially invites you to it’s 80TH Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday, May 27TH with special guest Don Canaday, Kiwanis Int’l. Pres. It will be held at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis, MA (508) 771-3000. Cocktail hour will begin at 6:30 and dinner at 7:30. The cost is $40 per person and rooms are also available for a Kiwanis rate of $99. To reserve a room, please call the Cape Codder Resort & Spa at (508)775-4725. Please RSVP by May 15TH to Brian Avitabile <docavit@...> or Ray Dubois (508) 775-4725.MAY 30, 2009The Fairfield Warde Key Club will be having a car wash fundraiser on Saturday, May 30TH (Sunday, May 31ST will be a rain date) from 10am to 3pm in the Fairfield Warde parking lot. The donation will be $6 (you can’t get car hand washed anywhere else close to that amount!). The money raised will help ship boxes of books and clothes to their sister school in Zimbabwe, Africa. Please support the good work our Key Club is doing AND get that car ready for summer!The Kiwanis Club of Berlin (NH) will be holding their Bike Rodeo at the Rec. Center again this year. There will also be a Child ID session held at that event.MAY 31, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Barre (VT) will hold it’s 16th Annual Bicycle Safety Course.JUNE 5, 2009ATTENTION RED SOX FANS!!The Kiwanis Club of Gorham (ME) is fielding a dream lineup of fantastic prizes sure to please any SOX FAN!1ST Prize: Four Seats Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park Friday, July 3RD Right Field Box #93, Row AA2ND Prize: David Ortiz Autographed 2004 World Series Edition Base ball (with Certificate of Authenticity)3RD Prize: 32” LCD TV ($549 List price) Widescreen HDTV Monitor with LCD Technology for Crisp Images and Thin Design4TH Prize: 2007 World Series Edition Ball Autographed by Jacoby Ellsbury (Certificate of Authenticity)Other Prizes include iPod 8GB Nano 4G Value Bundle with 11 in 1 Accessory Kit (either Pink or Blue).Raffle tickets are just $5 each! The drawing will be held June 5TH with proceeds to benefit Key Club and Kiwanis leadership development. Put your SOX on and contact Secretary Bruce Rudolph for tickets: <brudolph@...> or (207)839-8944.JUNE 6, 2009Seekonk Economic Hope Day will be held on June 6TH from 1pm to 4pm at Johnson & Wales on Route 44 in Seekonk. It is being sponsored by The Kiwanis Club of Seekonk, Friends of Friends, Human Services, Child Care providers and the Charitable Coalition. Its purpose is to help financially troubled Seekonk residents and families. There will be seminars and information on: managing personal finances, resumes and interviews and training for job searches, agencies available for temporary help and volunteer opportunities to gain experience. It is open free of charge to any Seekonk individuals of any age and families who need help during this economic crisis. If any individual, group or business could help in any way, please let us know. Contacts: Kiwanis (Lori Searles - (508)399-8289), Friends of Friends (Edith Krekorian - (508)336-8130), Human Services (Bernadette Huck - (508)336-8772), Child Care (Karen Perkins (508)951-7908).JUNE 19, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Sheffield (MA) will hold their Annual Golf of Egremont Country Club in Gt. Barrington. The tournament begins with registration on the clubhouse porch beginning at 10:30 with a shotgun start at noon. Many trophies will be awarded for a large variety of feats on the greens; hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks, water & beer available at two locations while playing; a cash bar and delicious hors d’oeuvres table in the clubhouse beginning at 5:00 followed by a buffet dinner at 6:00. Call Cathy Finkle at (413)229-3579 for information.JUNE 20, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Rutland’s (VT) Big Cash Give-A-Way and Party. The Rutland Field House will be a big Luau. Come eat, drink and socialize. There will be 30 $100 winners, 30 $150 winners, 1 $1,000 winner, 1 $2,000 winner and 1 Grand Prize $10,000 winner. Tickets cost $100 each and allow 2 people to enter, eat and drink (all inclusive). Saturday, June 20TH at the Rutland Field House from 7PM to 10PM. You do not have to be there to win. For more information, please contact Lt Gov Designate Marty Wasserman at <waterguard@...> or call 802-236-3356.JUNE 25-28, 200994TH KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION - NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE-Message from Bart & Pat Stevens: Just wanted to update as many Kiwanians possible as we head towards Nashville in June. Many, if not all of you, have probably seen the information released by International regarding events. Thursday evening (6/25) has been set aside for District Outings. Friday evening is the Grand Olde Opry (ticketed event - $40 I believe) and Saturday evening they have arranged an outing at the Wild Horse Saloon (ticketed event - $75 per person).Several months ago we began the process of looking for a location in Nashville that would be fun and affordable (unfortunately this takes much planning). We have received a lot of feedback wishing we went back to just our District when planning future outings - although fun, the past 2 years we have “hooked up” with one or more Kiwanis Districts for our event at International. With that in mind, we decided to be pro-active and to get a jump on the competition. Working with Donna Wood Pruitt (Gov Dick’s On To Convention Chair) and some feedback from Carol Ballistrini, arrangements were made to hold our District night out at the Wildhorse Saloon. Never in the world thinking that Kiwanis International would host an event there. Contracts were signed several months ago and we will honor that contract. Exact prices have not been set yet but will most assuredly be less than the $75 for the KI night out. It is all contingent on what buffet we chose. The evening will include entertainment, line dancing, etc. It is very similar to KI’s description.The purpose behind this note is to make you aware that we will be hosting our District outing at the Wildhorse on Thursday evening and to please plan accordingly. Certainly not encouraging you to not attend the KI event, BUT hoping you will decide to join your fellow New Englanders during their night out. Perhaps both evenings are in the cards?JUNE 27, 2009The Third Annual Keene (NH) Kiwanis Antique Dealers Show and Sale will be at the Keene High School on Arch Street in Keene, NH. Doors will open to the public at 9am and are open till 3pm. There will be a $5.00 entry fee. The first two years have been quite successful and we are expanding the Show and Sale to include up to 50 dealers this year! Questions? Contact Dave Ganio, our Chairperson for the project at <glmgt@...> or (603)357-4561.July 12, 2009The well-known Berkshire Choral Festival begins and lasts for five weeks. Choristers rehearse Monday through Thursday and present a public performance on Saturday at the Berkshire School on Undermountain Road in Sheffield. The Kiwanis Club of Sheffield (MA) operates a complete cash bar each rehearsal evening and the Princess Kiwi, the Kiwanis concession trailer is available for pre-concert and intermission food and beverages on Saturday night. Contact Dick Goodwin for further information at (413)229-8547.July 14, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Barre (VT) will celebrate its 60th birthday at the Annual Steak Feed at the Barre Town Recreation FieldJuly 20, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Mansfield (MA) is holding it’s Second Annual “One Club” Tournament of Monday, July 20TH at the Squirrel Run Golf Course in Plymouth. This is a par 3 course, the only club allowed on the course is a 5 iron, and you must use the putters assigned to each green. If you play well, you will be challenged. If you don’t play well at all, doesn’t matter. The winning score last year was 3 under. Everyone has a chance. For more information go to <http://www.golfkiwanis.com>. You can sign up on-line or contact the club.August 3 - 7, 2009The Kiwanis Club of West Hartford (CT) is hosting their 4th Annual “Lose the Training Wheels” bicycle camp in West Hartford, CT. The camp is for children with special needs, ages 8-18 that want to learn to ride a bicycle without training wheels. The camp has been the only one of its kind in New England.Children from divisions around New England have benefited in so many ways, not only by learning to ride but by putting them on an equal level with other kids and increasing their self esteem. Other Kiwanis Clubs can support this effort in a variety of ways. To find out more, please contact Claudia Bowles at <KiwanisWH@...> or call 860-313-0101. The benefits children gain from learning to ride is immeasurable! Help your division - we’ve had kids from Maine to CT participate!August 13, 2009The Inaugural Gerrish/Engdahl Kiwanis Foundation of New England Golf Tournament will be held at the Triggs Golf Course, Providence, R.I on Thursday, August 13TH. This Tournament is being held by the Kiwanis Foundation of New England to support the operation of the Kiwanis Pediatric trauma Institute at the Floating Hospital, Boston, MA. The support of YOUR Kiwanis Club and YOUR Division would be appreciated. Please contact Past Gov Ed Murphy at <nedktrasp@...>.August 14-16, 2009NEW ENGLAND DISTRICT CONVENTION, CROWNE PLAZA, WARWICK, RIAugust 18, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Barre (VT) will be having a chicken barbeque at the Barre town Recreation Field.SEPTEMBER 12, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Sheffield (MA) continues their active schedule at the Sheffield Fair at the Sheffield Town Park on Miller Avenue. The always popular Sheffield Kiwanis Steakroast and Silent Auction will begin at 2PM with a complete steak dinner served beginning at 5:30. A large strip steak with baked potato, corn on the cob, baked beans hot rolls, salad and a variety of desserts plus beer and wine will be served until the last diner is stuffed. Contact Joe Todd for further information at (413)229-0441 or <todd116@...>The Kiwanis Club of Fairfield (CT) will be holding their Annual Juried Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday 12TH on the historic Town Hall Green, in Fairfield.SEPTEMBER 18-20, 2009The New England District of Kiwanis is hosting a Key Leader event at Camp Huckins in Freedom, NH. KEY LEADER is Kiwanis International’s leadership education program for students, primarily in high school. It’s mission is to provide a “life-changing experience that inspires young people to achieve their personal best through service leadership.” For more information or to register students go to <www.key-leader.org> or email District Chair Charlie Mallar at <the1785inn@...>.October 23-25, 2009The New England District of Kiwanis is hosting a Kiwanis Key Leader program at Lakeside Camp in Pittsfield, MA. “Take the lead,” and sponsor students for this weekend camp. 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- NEW ENGLAND & BERMUDA DISTRICTKIWANIS FAMILY UPDATESMIDGE K. LUBOTMay 9, 2014Please send all announcements to <events@...> by Thursday. All new announcements will be shown in blue each week, the announcements in green are for the District or Int’l. Events, the announcements in orange are for the Key Club, turquoise is for Circle K, purple is for the Builders Club, pink for the K-Kids and the announcements in maroon are for the Aktion Clubs.PLEASE SEND YOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS TO <events@...>THANK YOU!-------------------MAY 14, 2014
Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Lecture SeriesThe Lecture Series will be combined with the Floating Hospital’s Pediatric Grand Rounds:Wednesday, May 14, 201412 – 1 PMWolff AuditoriumTufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111Come hear the story of Dixie Coskie and her son, Paul who suffered atraumatic brain injury and their family’s struggle to understand and copewith his injury. Dixie has written a riveting book about their experience“Unthinkable, A Mother’s Tragedy, Terror, and Triumph through A Child’sTraumatic Brain Injury”.Their story is amazing, powerful and inspiring. All are welcome to attend.Victoria GuerinaProgram SpecialistKiwanis Pediatric Trauma InstituteTufts Medical Center800 Washington Street #344Boston, MA 02111p: 617-636-6381MAY 16-23, 201410th Annual Cruise to Division 26New England & Bermuda District of KiwanisJoin us in Bermuda in 2014!Our travel professional, Steve Shiff, suggests that you make your down payment for our Bermuda Cruise for 2014 now.Prices are going up, make your reservation before they rise again.Contact our Steve Shiff at Colby Corner Travel, 978-535-1952 or Bob Tandy, Cruise Committee Chair at 978-372-9890.You can also send an email to <bermudacruise@...>.See you on board!!MAY 17, 2014The Kiwanis Club of Meriden (CT) will clean up at Camp Nerden in Middlefield for their Kiwanis One Day Project.